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ChromeDoubt

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 11 FINISHED BIKES' started by supergoob, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. supergoob

    supergoob

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    Another build off season comes to an end. Its been a few years since I've been involved in a build off and, honestly, I wasn't planning on competing this year. One day I had a funky idea for a bike using up some old parts, lo and behold it was build off season so here we go! It's not crazy. It's not over the top. But its absolutely everything I intended for it to be and maybe the most realistically ride-able bike in the build off. I built this bike like I build my cars, a little rusty and ratty with a bad@$$ set of wheels and modern running gear.

    Without further ado, meet ChromeDoubt.

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    Specs:

    Frame
    • Generic (and admittedly, modern) steel fixie frame
    Fork
    • 700c steel fixie fork
    Rolling Gear
    • Bontrager Racelite wheelset
    • Duro Ride Your Cause tires
    Running Gear
    • Campagnolo Centaur Crankset
    • Campagnolo Centaur Brakes
    • Campagnolo Centaur Chain
    • Campagnolo pedals, cages, and straps

    Cockpit
    • 80s Huffy mountain bike bars
    • Icon 1" threaded quill stem

    Leatherwork
    • Brooks B72 saddle
    • Handmade leather grips
    Finish
    • Solid rust on all steel parts using my top secret flash rusting process; I acheived this finish on the frame and fork in only a couple hours.
    • Shiny aluminum tidbits for contrast
    • Lightest bike in the build off? 21 lb 6 oz
    Results!

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  2. deorman

    deorman

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    o_O Wait a minute. Campy group and intentional rust on the same bike? :crazy:Velikovsky was right! :bigboss:

    Ride on, mister. :thumbsup:
     
  3. OddJob

    OddJob

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    Dagnabit doerman, now I have to look up Velikovsky on the internet.
    This should be the lightest bike in the build-off. Most of our bikes are campy. Yours actually is Campy.
     
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  4. OneHorsePower

    OneHorsePower

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    Rat RoadBike Love it !! GJ!:41:
     
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  5. KJV

    KJV

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    Very Nice .
     
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  6. hewey

    hewey

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    Blue Mountains, Australia
    Nice.
     
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  7. metalchewy

    metalchewy

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    Cool Rusty Ratty bike! Love the grips as well. Lookin Good!
     
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  8. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Love the combination of parts! I used the same front wheel on my BO bike two years ago. :)
     
  9. G-Matt

    G-Matt

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    A fast , light and rust rat i didn't know they could exist . Nice parts on this fixie rat look like it will be a fun & functional ride
     
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